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Raja Digambar Mitra C.S.I. His Life and Career

1906

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the obstruction to the drainage—the one the theory of the minority that it was the Railways and the roads.in connection with them which had dammed up the dr7iinage; the other maintained by a large majority of experienced and scientific'men that it was the sting up of khals and other water-courses which by blocking up the drainage of large bheels had spread dampness and miasma into all the v [...] But the idea that the bheels which had existed since the formation of the country itself and the rice lands which meant the surface of the whole country were the generting causes of the epidemic Xnd that they must be drained if the epidemic was to he checked was so preposterous that he would not detain the Council with further remarks on that head. [...] To place before the Council in a clear light the manner in which the drainage of the Bengal villages was effected during the rains he would with permission read some passages from a memorandum written by himself which would be found in the appendix to the report bf the Epidemic Commission of which he had the honor to be a member :—"22 RAJA DIGAMBAR The drainage of all the villages in the epid [...] " In like manner the Eastern Bengal Railway and its feeders when the same have crossed the water-courses of villages lying on the eastern bank ofiths river klopghly and.of others more inland but situated to the west of the line have obstincted the drainage of those places ; the fall of the villages lying on the eastern bank of the river Hooghly as I have before observed being towards the ea [...] But the proposed measure while it provided for the drainage of the hheels and paddy-fields made no provision for the removal of the obstructions to the free drlunage of the villages.

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Preface i-ix Bholanath Chunder

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Chapter XIX-the Cattle Plague. Tour in the N.-W. Provlvces 1-7 unknown

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Chapter XX-the British Indian Association Clique. the Age of Brandy and the Age of Brag. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh’s Visit 8-13 unknown

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Chapter XXI-Domestic Calamity. Second Career in the Bengal Council. the Irrigation and Drainage Bill 14-25 unknown

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Chapter XXII-the Origin of Govinda Samanta a or Bengal Peasant Life. Meeting in Honor of Sir William Grey. the Anti-Cess Meeting. the Road Cess Bill 26-45 unknown

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Chapter XXIII-Debate on the Mofasil Municipalities Bill. Kristadas Pal Vs. Digambar 46-54 unknown

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Chapter XXIV-the Mayo Msmorial Speech. Demonstration in Favour of Mr. Routledgb. the Fawcett Mbmorial Meeting. the Thirv Career in the Bengal Council. the Epidemic theory. the Embankment Bill. the Abkari Acts 55-70 unknown

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Chapter XXV-the Presdentshp of the B. I. Association. the Calcutta Zoological Gardens. the Agrarian Riot in Pabna. the Emigration Bill Surendra Nath Banerjea—s Case 71-84 unknown

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Chapter XXVI-the Famine of 1874 85-88 unknown

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Chapter XXVII-the Twenty-Third Annual General Meeting of the B.I Association. Digambar’s Shrievalty. Lord Northbrook Memorial Meeting 89-96 unknown

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Chapter XXVIII-the Science Association. the District Appellate Benches Question. the Epidemic Commission 97-107 unknown

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Chapter XXIX-the Provincial Public Works Cess Meeting. the Investiture Darbar. Interregnum in the B. I. Association. the Maharaja Roma Nath Tagore Memorial Meeting. the Expenditure and Taxation Meeting 108-121 unknown

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Chapter XXX-the Last Illness and Death. the Lieutenantgovernor—Scondolence Letter Obituary Notices Committee Resolutions. the British Indian Association's Refusal of a Memorial Portrait. Friendly Reminiscences 122-144 unknown

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Chapter XXXI-Personal Appearance and Characteristics. His Sociality. His Zemidarship. His Young Bengalism. His Political Opinions. His Public Character and Private Beneficence. His Spiritualism 145-167 unknown

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Chapter XXXII-Digambar as a Writer and Speaker 168-171 unknown

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Chapter XXXIII-Origin of Public Life in India. Digambar as a Public Man. His Most Distinguishing Trait 172-188 unknown

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Chapter XXXIV-the Family and Heirs 189-217 unknown

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Appendices i-cclxi unknown

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Backmatter i-i unknown

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487
SARF Document ID
sarf.142233

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